Grants Database

The Foundation awards approximately 200 grants per year (excluding the Sloan Research Fellowships), totaling roughly $80 million dollars in annual commitments in support of research and education in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and economics. This database contains grants for currently operating programs going back to 2008. For grants from prior years and for now-completed programs, see the annual reports section of this website.

Grants Database

Grantee
Amount
City
Year
  • grantee: Dario Robleto
    amount: $49,992
    city: Houston, TX
    year: 2021

    To support the research and writing of “Life Signs: The Tender Science of the Pulsewave,” to be published by the University of Chicago Press

    • Program Public Understanding
    • Sub-program Books
    • Investigator Dario Robleto

    To support the research and writing of “Life Signs: The Tender Science of the Pulsewave,” to be published by the University of Chicago Press

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  • grantee: Jin Qiu
    amount: $55,000
    city: Beijing, China
    year: 2021

    To support the research and writing of “The Virus Hunters: Bats, Diseases, and the Race to Prevent Pandemics,” to be published by Scribner

    • Program Public Understanding
    • Sub-program Books
    • Investigator Jin Qiu

    To support the research and writing of “The Virus Hunters: Bats, Diseases, and the Race to Prevent Pandemics,” to be published by Scribner

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  • grantee: Rachel Jones
    amount: $21,000
    city: Seattle, WA
    year: 2021

    To support the research and writing of “Grief on the Frontlines: Reckoning with Trauma, Grief, and Humanity in Modern Medicine,” to be published by North Atlantic Books

    • Program Public Understanding
    • Sub-program Books
    • Investigator Rachel Jones

    To support the research and writing of “Grief on the Frontlines: Reckoning with Trauma, Grief, and Humanity in Modern Medicine,” to be published by North Atlantic Books

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  • grantee: David Baron
    amount: $50,000
    city: Boulder, CO
    year: 2021

    To support the research and writing of “Martians and the American Mind,” to be published by Liveright (imprint of W. W. Norton)

    • Program Public Understanding
    • Sub-program Books
    • Investigator David Baron

    To support the research and writing of “Martians and the American Mind,” to be published by Liveright (imprint of W. W. Norton)

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  • grantee: The University of Chicago
    amount: $22,075
    city: Chicago, IL
    year: 2020

    To support the research and writing of a book that condenses our current understanding of the universe down to 13 graphs, to be published by The University of Chicago Press in 2022

    • Program Public Understanding
    • Sub-program Books
    • Investigator Christopher Lintott

    To support the research and writing of a book that condenses our current understanding of the universe down to 13 graphs, to be published by The University of Chicago Press in 2022

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  • grantee: Lauren Aguirre
    amount: $34,000
    city: Lexington, MA
    year: 2020

    To support the research and writing of “The Memory Thief: The Secrets Behind How We Remember — A Medical Mystery,” to be published by Pegasus Books in 2021

    • Program Public Understanding
    • Sub-program Books
    • Investigator Lauren Aguirre

    To support the research and writing of “The Memory Thief: The Secrets Behind How We Remember — A Medical Mystery,” to be published by Pegasus Books in 2021

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  • grantee: Elizabeth Rush Mueller
    amount: $49,542
    city: Providence, RI
    year: 2020

    To support the editing of “The Mother of All Things: On Climate Change, the Stories We Tell, and a Journey to the Edge of Antarctica,” to be published by Milkweed Editions in 2022

    • Program Public Understanding
    • Sub-program Books
    • Investigator Elizabeth Rush Mueller

    To support the editing of “The Mother of All Things: On Climate Change, the Stories We Tell, and a Journey to the Edge of Antarctica,” to be published by Milkweed Editions in 2022

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  • grantee: Charles J. Murray
    amount: $16,000
    city: Park Ridge, IL
    year: 2020

    To support the research and writing of Oil Buster: The Long, Hard Road to the Lithium-Ion Battery, to be published by Purdue University Press in 2022

    • Program Public Understanding
    • Sub-program Books
    • Investigator Charles Murray

    To support the research and writing of Oil Buster: The Long, Hard Road to the Lithium-Ion Battery, to be published by Purdue University Press in 2022

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  • grantee: Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities
    amount: $43,606
    city: Berlin, Germany
    year: 2020

    To support the translation of mathematician Kurt Goedel’s philosophical notebooks, published by De Gruyter in thirteen volumes

    • Program Public Understanding
    • Sub-program Books
    • Investigator Eva-Maria Engelen

    To support the translation of mathematician Kurt Goedel’s philosophical notebooks, published by De Gruyter in thirteen volumes

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  • grantee: Robert Buderi
    amount: $50,000
    city: Cambridge, MA
    year: 2020

    To support the research and writing of “Kendall: The Making of the World’s Greatest Innovation Hub,” published by MIT press by spring 2021

    • Program Public Understanding
    • Sub-program Books
    • Investigator Robert Buderi

    To support the research and writing of “Kendall: The Making of the World’s Greatest Innovation Hub,” published by MIT press by spring 2021

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